Statice Seeds - QIS Mix
- Seed Count: 40 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 85-100 days from planting
- Plant Height: 24"-30" tall
- Flower Colors: Range of colors including white, yellow, pink, and purple
- Sun Requirements: Full sun
- Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil
- Special Features: Excellent for both fresh and dried flower arrangements
- Additional Info: Drought-tolerant and salt-tolerant; great for coastal gardens
History: The Statice flower, scientifically known as Limonium, has roots tracing back to regions across Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Especially popular in the Mediterranean, Statice is known for its unique, paper-like blooms and versatility in both fresh and dried flower arrangements. The QIS Series is a cultivar designed specifically for quality, uniformity, and a broader range of vivid colors, making it an attractive option for both commercial growers and home gardeners. Over the years, Statice has also been symbolically linked to remembrance and sympathy, often used in memorial settings.
Uses: The Statice QIS Series is multi-purpose, offering a range of uses that extend beyond garden aesthetics. Known for their long-lasting qualities, the flowers are commonly used in both fresh and dried floral arrangements, and they hold their color well when dried. In addition, the Statice plant is drought and salt-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping or coastal gardens. Its resistance to deer and pests adds another layer of utility. Moreover, Statice serves as an attractive option for pollinators, drawing in beneficial insects that aid in the health and vibrancy of your garden.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: Growing to a height of 24 to 30 inches, the Statice QIS Series is well-suited for mid-border plantings or even as a standalone feature. To grow these plants, choose a location with full sun and well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Plant the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost, or sow them directly outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Space the seeds or seedlings about 12 to 18 inches apart. Cover the seeds lightly with soil and water moderately. Germination usually takes 14-21 days. Once established, the Statice plants are relatively low-maintenance, requiring occasional watering and a balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied at the beginning of the growing season. Given the appropriate care, Statice QIS Series will reward you with a beautiful, colorful display that can be appreciated both in the garden and in your home as cut or dried flowers.